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Pinterest: an Internet pinup board

Realtor Notebook
Published on Jan 26, 2012

Over the holidays I joined Pinterest even though I had been warned about how addictive it is. The site has been around since 2010 but has recently experienced explosive growth. Pinterest is a social site but it is a little different in that it is more about collecting and curating than about content generation. As a serial blogger, it is a welcome break. Pinterest boards display collections of photographs or digital images. The images are "pinned" onto the boards. There is a pin bookmark available for all the major browsers. Find a picture, click on the Pinterest bookmark, and the picture gets pinned to a Pinterest board. It's just like pinning something to a cork board. Boards can be collaborative, with more than one person collecting content. Pins can be links to photographs on the Internet, or photos can be uploaded from your computer. I have a board dedicated to travel, and when I see a photograph of a place I would like to visit, or some place I would like...

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